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Religion: A Pastor Ponders


By Pastor William Jenkins

March 22, 2007

League City News - League City Methodist Church Picture Time is no respecter of persons. It favors no one and begrudges no one. It is impartial in its applications. None of us has more and none of us has less. We all have the same amount of time.

The difference in life is how we spend the time we have. Each of us is wired to respond to time differently. Some people are by nature procrastinators while others burn the candle at both ends. Somewhere in the vast middle is where most of us live.

Our major flaw in relation to time is to assume that we will always have plenty of it. This isn’t so much procrastination as it is shortsightedness. I offer the following anonymous poem as a remedy for putting off the important things.

There’s a loving letter I mean to send;
There’s a visit I mean to pay;
There’s a careless habit I hope to mend…
When I get the time - someday.

There’s a dusty Bible I mean to read;
There’s an hour I’ll kneel to pray;
And I’ll turn each dream to a golden deed…
When I get the time – someday.

I will carry flowers to the sick and sad;
I will seek for those who stray;
You may trace my steps by the hearts made glad…
When I get the time - someday.

So we have thought and so we have said;
Yet how sad it is to relate
That busy with less important things
We waited until too late.

Just a little something to ponder.

League City United Methodist Church is located at 1411 Main Street (FM 518), one block east of Interstate 45. For information, call the church offices at 281-332-1557 or visit the website at


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